For an official app, it's awful! It functions ok, but there's so much information missing that it's bizarre. No way to focus the radar on an area, no direct link to recent observations, no easy way to open up the Bureau's website from the app (all of which my previous app did beautifully). And the 8-second view of the BoM logo that you have to sit through before getting to the actual info just makes it worse. Honestly? It looks like something a moderately computer-literate 3rd-grader constructed as an early exercise in app-building. I've given it 3 stars because it's basic and functional as far as it goes, but it's a long way from professional.
At last a app from BOM that gives me all the info I need for local and interstate weather. Easy to scroll through and save places ( besides Capital cities ) . Would be great if can enlarge radar maps on screen to obtain better viewing of areas and intensity of storms etc ; lightning tracker would be great Simple and functional app that is easy to use. It is a bit slow on opening; can only get better with all the feedback.
YES! It's been getting difficult to find a good, reliable BOM sourced weather app recently since "Weather Australia" hasn't been updated for 3 years and had that month long outage late last year. Only gripes are opening speed, lack of Doppler or rainfall in the radar section, and no widget (still using "Aus Weather" for a good home screen widget). Well done though!
Best for Oz I've been using WeatherBug for years and ignoring the overseas (US) focus. This BOM app is very similar but SO much easier, quicker, simpler and relevant. A must have for anybody whose activities are controlled by the weather, eg sports, traveller, farmer, tradie, etc. Well done BOM. Glad to see how professional a product the public sector can put out. PS: I upgraded my score to 5 stars when the update provided the exit function via a double click on the 'back' button.
Great stuff This is app is so much better than Weatherzone! All the info I need on the first page, with the radar a small scroll away. Well done guys! Any chance you can add the ability to use GPS data to show my location on the radar? Would be really handy. Thanks.
Almost great New version lots better but I still get am occasional yellow banner across the bottom saying cannot update without a data connection. Reasonable except I do have a usable data connection at the time and the displayed data is updated. Very glad it now has an exit capability, users want that!
- Added the ability to exit the app using the back button
- Improved navigation between weather and radar
- Improved start-up time
- Minor bug fixes
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